Three voice students at Northwestern State University have been selected as the 2019-20 recipients of the Guillory Scholarship for Vocal Excellence. The scholarship was instated through the NSU Foundation by Megan Guillory, a former voice student at NSU.
The recipients are Emily Adams of Raceland, a sophomore music major with a performance concentration; Michelle Moline of Bossier City, a senior music major with a performance concentration, and Amanda Charles, a graduate student from Houston. Adams and Charles are students of Terrie Sanders. Moline is a student of Marcy McKee.
“Receiving the Guillory Scholarship means so much to me,” said Charles. “It shows me that I have someone that believes in me as a performer and also gives me the extra push that I needed to continue on with my studies. I am truly grateful for this blessing.”
Guillory recently held auditions to determine the recipients, who must be voice majors with at least a 2.5 grade point average. The scholarship awards $500 per recipient in both the fall and spring semesters.
“To know that my university is supporting me in all that I do and that alumni are impressed with what I’m doing is such an honor and I can’t be more thankful for everything they do for me,” said Adams. “I always accept anything given to me with such appreciation. I will use this scholarship to further my vocal education. I am so thankful for alumni reaching out and helping us further our aspirations.”
Pictured above: The 2019-20 Guillory Scholarship for Vocal Excellence was recently awarded at Northwestern State University. Recipients, from left, Amanda Charles of Houston, Emily Adams of Raceland and Michelle Moline of Bossier City are with donor Megan Guillory.